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A. Dean Burns

Born: Tue., Nov. 16, 1937
Died: Wed., Dec. 23, 2020


At the family's request there will be no public visitation and burial will be private


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A. Dean Burns, 83, of Allegheny Twp., passed peacefully away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville. Dean was born in Leechburg, PA on November 16, 1937. He was the last surviving of the fifteen children of the late Anna M. Tantlinger and James H. Burns. He was the widower of Theresa M. (Fantino) Burns who passed in 2004. He worked as a self-employed mason/bricklayer for over 40 years. Dean enjoyed gardening, baking, producing his “almost famous” sauerkraut, reading his Bible, and spending time with his family and many friends. He always helped anyone in need and was, in the end, a wonderful person and a good Christian soul. He will be deeply missed by all that had the luck and joy to have known and loved him. Dean is survived by his two sons James (Tami) Burns, of Indiana, PA; Robert Burns, of Leechburg. Two daughters, Kathleen (Shawn) Whelan, of Cheswick and Janet Abbott, of East Vandergrift. He also is survived by grandchildren, Nick Shish, Analeise and Elysa Burns, Cody (Kandyce) Barraclough, Caleb (Krysten) Whelan, Emma and Elsie Whelan and Sarah Abbott-Jackson, Melissa and Justin Abbott. He also is survived by eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. At the Dean's request there will be no public visitation and a private family burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery in Freeport, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Kim Gedraitis
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Kim & Keith

Jeff and Connie Renwick
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
We are very sorry for your loss! Prayers for your family at this very difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏🙏. God bless!!

Sandra Schrecongost-Erb
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all the Burns family.

Michelle Bowser
   Posted Thu December 24, 2020
My thougts and prayers are with your family at this time. Uncle dean was one of the nicest men.
He always sat in the back pew at mt hope. He will be missed. He will be in heaven with family..

Jill Lowers
   Posted Sat December 26, 2020
Dean, you will be missed by many for the honest, hard working man that you were. God called you home now you can fly with the Angels,! RIP my friend! 🙏♥️

Butch and Ethel Gamble
   Posted Sun December 27, 2020
To the Burns Family, Dean was one of the best friends a person could ever ask for. He was always there with a laugh and always willingly to help if you needed it. He will be greatly missed.

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